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Rio Tinto PLC

15 September 2022

 15 September 2022 

Proposed joint venture between Rio Tinto and Baowu to develop Western Range deposit in the Pilbara: publication of shareholder circulars and notices of general meetings

Rio Tinto will today issue notices for general meetings of Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto Limited, which are being convened for the purpose of approving entry into an unincorporated joint venture and associated iron ore sales arrangement between Rio Tinto and China Baowu Steel Group Co. Ltd to jointly invest $2 billion to develop the Western Range project in the Pilbara, Western Australia. The notices will be available at riotinto.com/gm2022 . Rio Tinto Limited's notice of general meeting will also be released to the ASX.

The general meetings will be held contemporaneously on 25 October 2022. Rio Tinto plc will hold its general meeting at 9.00 a.m. (BST) in London and Rio Tinto Limited will hold its extraordinary general meeting at 4.00 p.m. (AWST) in Perth. Shareholders are invited to participate in the meetings in person.

In the lead up to the general meetings, Rio Tinto will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation in the United Kingdom and in Australia. If it becomes necessary or appropriate to make alternate arrangements to hold the meetings, shareholders will be given as much notice as possible. Updates will be made available at riotinto.com/gm2022 .

Contacts  Please direct all enquiries to media.enquiries@riotinto.com 
Media Relations, UK         Media Relations, Australia 
 Illtud Harri                Jonathan Rose 
 M +44 7920 503 600          M +61 447 028 913 
 Matthew Klar                Matt Chambers 
 M + 44 7796 630 637         M +61 433 525 739 
 David Outhwaite             Jesse Riseborough 
 M +44 7787 597 493          M +61 436 653 412 
 Media Relations, Americas   Investor Relations, Australia 
 Simon Letendre              Amar Jambaa 
 M +514 796 4973             M +61 472 865 948 
 Malika Cherry 
 M +1 418 592 7293 
 Investor Relations, UK 
 Menno Sanderse 
 M: +44 7825 195 178 
 David Ovington 
 M +44 7920 010 978 
 Clare Peever 
 M +44 7788 967 877 
Rio Tinto plc               Rio Tinto Limited 
 6 St James's Square         Level 7, 360 Collins Street 
 London SW1Y 4AD             Melbourne 3000 
 United Kingdom              Australia 
                             T +61 3 9283 3333 
 T +44 20 7781 2000          Registered in Australia 
 Registered in England       ABN 96 004 458 404 
 No. 719885 

This announcement is authorised for release to the market by Steve Allen, Rio Tinto's Group Company Secretary.


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